Okay, I may be a long-time member in this forum but I just recently discovered I have a red bar in my public status
I'm not here to talk about my misbehavior. I'm here to find out about your opinion in seeing one's reputation points and socializing with people with effect of their reputation.
For me, the rep system is properly utilized and perceived by users here. It's good to see that people here are still able to accept opinions from all users. Sure, rep points definitely gives a clear hint of that person but people change and has always something valuable to offer to the community in some way. I've been to other forums where rep points become a parameter for social status which is pretty bullshit tbh.